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Growing the UK economy through a Midlands Engine

Published on Monday, 06 July 2015 in Council and democracy news

A West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) that has plans to become an economic powerhouse and attract investment, increase productivity and create thousands of jobs for the region, published its plans for the future today (06 July).

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Belgrade Theatre in Education Schools Tour

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 in Services for schools news

As part of this year’s 50th anniversary year of Theatre in Education, the Belgrade Theatre are holding a festival of work for young audiences, due to take place in October.

New opening hours for the Council's Contact Centre

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 in Council and democracy news

The Council's Contact Centre is changing its opening hours from 20 July.

Council set to back City of Culture bid

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 in Leisure and culture news

The City Council is set to formally give its backing for Coventry to bid to be the UK City of Culture in 2021 – and trigger a drive to boost the arts and culture in the city.

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Twin Town Courier travels 6000 miles to deliver package to Lord Mayor

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 in Lord Mayor news

The Twin Town Courier - aka Martin 'Sticky' Round - rode into Coventry yesterday on his Lambretta to present the Lord Mayor with packages from Coventry's twin towns of Dresden and Ostrava.

London Road Cemetery

Lottery cash to restore London Road to its former glory as a city park

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 in Planning and development news

Coventry’s historic London Road Cemetery has been named as one of 16 parks and cemeteries around the country in line for a share of £34m of lottery cash.

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Alfie’s life journey in fostering film launched

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 in Adoption and fostering news

A moving short film highlighting one boy’s experiences in foster care and how foster carers can make a huge difference to young people’s lives has just been released.

Warning of spoof emails being sent to schools

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 in Services for schools news

ICT Services have been made aware of a spate of emails being sent to schools which contain infected zip files.

Last few places left on the FREE Let's Animate teacher event

Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 in Services for schools news

Free event for teachers to try out new techniques, develop their creative talent and get inspiration to take back to the classroom. Cake and drinks included!

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Friends of Plas Dol y Moch invite you to their upcoming Summer Stroll

Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 in Services for schools news

The Friends of Plas Dol y Moch are organising a 'Summer Stroll' on Tuesday 7 July.

Don't be rushed scam

Scams Awareness Month – Don’t be Rushed – Don’t be Hushed

Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 in Trading standards news

Trading Standards is calling on residents to expose scams and help stop more people from falling prey to clever cons that fleece them of thousands of pounds.

Changes to the Independent Living Fund (ILF)

Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 in Health and social care news

With effect from 30th June 2015 the Independent Living Fund (ILF) will be closing and this funding will be transferring to and be administered by Coventry City Council.

Neighbourhood forum debates on combined authority

Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 in Council and democracy news

Coventry residents are being invited to their local neighbourhood forum so they can find out more and have their say about plans to devolve power from Whitehall to the West Midlands through combined authorities.

Enjoy the heat but take precautions

Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 in Public health news

With temperatures set to soar over the next two days and the Met Office predicting ‘heat wave conditions,’ people are being urged to look out for the vulnerable.

NQT Manager - a new online system to manage the NQT Induction process

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 in Services for schools news

We would like to inform you that from July 1 there will be changes to the registration and management of NQT assessments.

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New Executive Director for Coventry City Council

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 in Health and social care news

A new Executive Director for the People Directorate has been appointed.

Coventry – on the right road to being a top 10 city

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 in Planning and development news

The City Council has set out its plans for the next 10 years as it continues to drive Coventry towards its place as a top 10 city.

All invited to support Armed Forces Day

Published on Friday, 26 June 2015 in Leisure and culture news

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Michael Hammon, is asking all to come along and support the Armed Forces Day parade tomorrow (Saturday).

Sentenced – the shop that could not stop selling illegal cigarettes

Published on Friday, 26 June 2015 in Trading standards news

Two men were sentenced after pleading guilty to selling illegal foreign cigarettes, counterfeit tobacco and non-duty paid cigarettes.

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Coventry backs regional efforts to stop child sexual exploitation

Published on Friday, 26 June 2015 in Children and families news

Councillor Ed Ruane, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People has been meeting up with a new Coventry team who are working with agencies in the city and across the West Midlands to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE).

Coventry Timeline – new primary school cross-curricular workshop at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Published on Thursday, 25 June 2015 in Services for schools news

From dinosaurs to the Specials…

Last chance to save money on your energy bills with Switch and Save

Published on Thursday, 25 June 2015 in Environment and waste news

Local residents can still cut their energy bills by registering with the City Council’s money saving Switch and Save scheme.

Demolition of The Rocket Public House to begin

Published on Thursday, 25 June 2015 in Planning and development news

The next phase of regeneration work around Coventry railway station is due to begin, with the demolition of The Rocket Public House on Warwick Road.

Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2015 Celebration Event

Published on Thursday, 25 June 2015 in Schools, libraries and learning news

The Coventry Inspiration Book Awards Celebration Event will take place in St Mary’s Guildhall, 1-3pm on Friday 26 June.

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Fast-thinking Frank receives Good Citizen Award

Published on Thursday, 25 June 2015 in Lord Mayor news

Frank Beresford received a Good Citizen Award from the Lord Mayor yesterday (Tuesday), for his quick-thinking attitude that helped neighbours in his community.

Windows Update Service for Schools

Published on Thursday, 25 June 2015 in Services for schools news

As part of its continual service improvement, Coventry City Council has provided a more direct route for schools' IT departments to be able to download Microsoft Updates for client workstations.

SIMS Training Courses Autumn Term 2015

Published on Thursday, 25 June 2015 in Services for schools news

ICT Services have just published details of SIMS Training for the Autumn Term 2015.

Site Services Officer (SSO) Practical Workshop

Published on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 in Services for schools news

Wednesday 16 September 2015, 9:30 – 15:30 St Mary’s Guildhall.

Godiva Festival Family Field

Festival fun for all the family as new additions added to the Coventry Godiva Festival offer!

Published on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 in Events news

Festival organisers are delighted to announce that a Ceilidh dance, zip wire attraction and a climbing wall adventure have all been added to the family offer for festival goers next weekend.

Come to Coventry - invite to government

Published on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 in Business and licensing news

Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for regeneration is writing to David Cameron to invite the government to move to Coventry for six years – and save billions of pounds for taxpayers.

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